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The Medical Heritage Library (MHL), a digital curation collaborative among some of the world’s leading medical libraries, promotes free and open access to quality historical resources in medicine. Our goal is to provide the means by which readers and scholars across a multitude of disciplines can examine the interrelated nature of medicine and society, both to inform contemporary medicine and strengthen understanding of the world in which we live. The MHL’s growing collection of digitized medical rare books, pamphlets, journals, and films number in the tens of thousands, with representative works from each of the past six centuries, all of which are available here through the Internet Archive.

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Medicine 7,946
Pharmacy 7,535
Drug Industry 6,964
tobacco 3,061
cigarette 2,912
Ophthalmology 2,500
Eye 1,960
Surgery 1,827
Medicare 1,691
Browse by keywords in UCSF tobacco industry videos 1,377
Homeopathy 1,203
Navy Medicine magazine 1,153
General Surgery 1,096
Physiology 1,073
Anatomy 1,063
Obstetrics 1,033
advertising 995
Therapeutics 969
Medicaid 950
Physicians 942
Hygiene 866
Pathology 837
Hospitals 833
Public health 821
Gynecology 786
Public Health 753
Dentistry 751
Tuberculosis 711
Military Medicine 622
Materia Medica 590
Navy Medicine Live Blog 587
MEDNEWS 567
Syphilis 565
Mental Disorders 563
Children 560
television 551
Eye Diseases 518
American Civil War 490
Science 486
secondhand smoke 483
Psychiatry 478
marketing 464
Medical education 457
Genital Diseases, Female 456
Sanitation 446
Clinical Medicine 437
Cholera 434
Surgical Procedures, Operative 429
Women 417
Nervous system 394
youth 390
Military Personnel 389
Hydrotherapy 373
Pediatrics 367
Human anatomy 358
Vaccination 358
Harvard Medical Alumni Association 348
World War II 348
Health insurance 347
tobacco industry 345
Sexually Transmitted Diseases 336
Education, Medical 333
Disease 332
Smallpox 328
Societies, Medical 328
Recreational Reading 322
Chemistry 319
Yellow Fever 313
anti-smoking advocacy 307
Diagnosis 306
Brain 305
New York Hospital 301
Pharmacopoeias 300
Nervous System Diseases 299
Eye Abnormalities 298
Medical fees 295
Tuberculosis, Pulmonary 295
male 289
Medical care, Cost of 288
Education 286
Ear 285
Electric Stimulation Therapy 284
Medical care 283
Fever 282
Malaria 280
Disease Outbreaks 274
Older people 272
Mineral Waters 266
History of Medicine 265
adverse effects 264
Nurse Corps 263
Surgery, Operative 260
Heart Diseases 258
female 258
Schools, Medical 257
Health Resorts 255
Skin Diseases 255
business activity 254
nicotine 254
Weill Cornell Medical College 252
Midwifery 250
Medical jurisprudence 248
Cornell University Medical College 244
Hospitals, Psychiatric 241
Materia medica 240
Mortality 239
Pharmaceutical Preparations 238
hospital ship 236
industry strategy 236
Hospital Corps 231
Phytotherapy 230
Dermatology 229
Histology 229
Medicine (General) Periodicals 229
Hospitals, Military 227
sports sponsorship 226
Heart 224
Psychology 221
Libraries, Medical 219
genealogy 219
Phrenology 218
Confederate States of America. Army 216
Forensic Medicine 216
Ear Diseases 214
Vietnam War 211
Communicable Diseases 210
Mental illness 210
humanitarian assistance 210
Pharmacology 209
Otolaryngology 208
smoking restriction 207
Blood 206
Medicine, Military 205
Zoology 205
military medicine 205
menthol cigarette 204
Epidemics 203
excise tax 203
cbk 202
filter 202
Anesthesia 199
Clinical medicine 199
World War 2 197
Electrotherapeutics 195
Health 195
Jurisprudence 195
smokeless tobacco 195
Neoplasms 194
smoker behavior 194
Sexually transmitted diseases 192
Communicable diseases 190
Climate 189
Botany 187
Diseases 187
sales 186
Mentally ill 185
New York Hospital-Westchester Division 185
public place 184
Psychology, Pathological 183
Infants 182
laboratory research 182
workplace 181
Diet 180
Social security 180
tobacco related health concerns 180
Military Hygiene 178
NH Twentynine Palms 178
Lungs 177
Plants, Medicinal 176
Psychiatric hospitals 176
Medicine, Physical 175
Pregnancy 175
international trade 175
Medicare beneficiaries 174
Tropical Medicine 174
pediatrics 173
Anatomy, Comparative 171
Manuscripts 171
Orthopedics 171
vaccination 171
Cataract 169
Hypnosis 169
World War I 169
smoker 169
Cancer research 168
Tropical medicine 168
Cornell University-New York Hospital School of Nursing 167
NAMRU-3 165
medicalheritagelibrary 165
regulation 165
Drugs 164
University of Maryland School of Medicine--Dissertations 164
Water Supply 164
government 164
Doctor of Medicine 163
NH Bremerton 163
Skin 163
Insanity 162
New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center 162
Hospital utilization 161
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german 7,632
french 7,023
latin 1,061
spanish 586
italian 525
portuguese 417
dutch 223
russian 168
undetermined 126
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Cushing-Whitney Medical Library
5,005
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1.4M
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Books contributed by the Cushing-Whitney Medical Library, Yale University
A historical component has existed at the US Navy's Bureau of Medicine and Surgery since May 1907 with the establishment of the Publications Office. In addition to producing The Naval Medical Bulletin, the Publications Office was responsible for producing occasional historical monographs, and maintaining a historical archive. Today the Office of Medical History's mission has evolved to preserve and promote the history and heritage of the Navy Medical Department while serving the needs of our...
Welcome to the Samuel J. Wood Library of New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. This site features items scanned from the Medical Center Archives.
Compilation of Virginia Slims cigarette television commercials including "You've Come a Long Way Baby."
( 8 reviews )
Topics: tobacco, cigarette, television, advertising, gender, male, female
Compilation of Camel cigarette commercials.
( 2 reviews )
Topics: tobacco, cigarette, advertising, television
14
( 2 reviews )
Topic: Medicine, Ayurvedic
UCSF Tobacco Industry Videos
27,362
16
3
Compilation of Marlboro commercials from the 1960s and 1970s.
( 3 reviews )
Topics: tobacco, cigarette, advertising, male
Television commercials for Winston cigarettes ("Winston Tastes Good Like a Cigarette Should") with characters from the Flintstones and sponsorship of television program.
( 8 reviews )
Topics: tobacco, cigarette, television, advertising
Compilation of Marlboro commercials from the 1960s with the Marlboro Country theme.
( 2 reviews )
Topics: tobacco, cigarette, advertising, male, television, menthol cigarette, promotional campaign
14
Topic: Sexual perversion
Wellcome Library Moving Image Collection
by Wellcome Library
22,326
2
0
This film shows various cases of mothers who have difficulty breast feeding their babies. Solutions to the problems are demonstrated, for instance a case of inverted nipples can be treated successfully with massage and the use of a breast pump. An inadequate milk supply can be supplemented with formula. 'Flabby breasts' can be successfully treated with massage, supplementary feeding and exercise. 2 segments.
Topics: Anatomy, Breast Feeding, Maternal Behavior, Mothers, Maternal and child health, Anatomy, Breast...
14
Topics: English language -- Dictionaries French, French language -- Dictionaries English, Medicine -- French
UCSF Tobacco Industry Videos
20,574
3
1
Compilation of Winston cigarette commercials.
( 1 reviews )
Topics: tobacco, cigarette, advertising, television, filter
Reprint. Includes her letters (1887-1901) and a Supplementary Account of her Education, Including Passages from the Reports and Letters of her teacher, Anne Mansfield Sullivan by John Albert Macy
Animated and live commercials with Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz advertising Philip Morris cigarettes.
( 4 reviews )
Topics: tobacco, cigarette, advertising, television
This film in two parts shows the mechanism of an artifical respirator (an iron lung) a female patient is shown being placed in the machine and then cared for by nurses (she is fed, groomed and given an enema). The second part starts with instructions as to what to do if there are electrical or mechanical faults in the machinery. 3 segments.
Topics: Ventilators, Mechanical -- history, Respiration, Artificial, Medical equipment, Respiratory...
University of Toronto - Gerstein Science Information Centre
by Mosselman, Gustave; Lienaux, E.
17,210
0
0
14
Topic: Veterinary bacteriology
Kool cigarette commercial.
Topics: tobacco, cigarette, television, advertising, menthol cigarette, male
14
( 3 reviews )
Topic: Medicine, Ayurvedic
University of Toronto - Gerstein Science Information Centre
by Barton, Wilfred Mason, 1871-1930; Wells, Walter Augustine, 1870-
16,459
1
0
14
Topic: Medicine -- Dictionaries
Footage of various Philip Morris sponsored auto racing teams. Click Here to View Part 1 Click Here to View Part 2 Click Here to View Part 3
26
Topic: Heraldry
14
( 1 reviews )
Topic: Micro-organisms
Compilation of anti-smoking commercials sponsored by California Department of Health Services.
( 1 reviews )
Topics: tobacco, cigarette, advertising, anti-smoking advocacy, cancer, local government agency, television
Wellcome Library Moving Image Collection
by Wellcome Library
11,135
1
0
Shows how a typical labour should be managed, including abdominal and vaginal examination, the second stage of labour, the patient prepared for delivery, the control of the foetal head, examination of the umbilical cord, use of the mucus cather, ligation of the cord, expulsion of the placenta and an examination for vaginal and perineal lacerations. 1 segment.
Topics: Obstetrics, Parturition, Labor, Obstetric, Medical sciences, Birth, Obstetrics, Parturition, Labor,...
14
Topic: Medicine
The Medical Heritage Library
by Gray, Henry, 1825-1861
10,612
2
1
Includes bibliographical references and index
( 1 reviews )
Topics: Human anatomy, Anatomy
Video on how cigarettes are made, particularly the processing of the tobacco leaves and stems, emphasizing that a cigarette's nicotine level is below that of its original, unprocessed tobacco leaf.
Topics: tobacco, cigarette, tobacco leaf, tobacco processing, tobacco farming, low yield cigarette, tar,...
14
Topic: Medicine -- Dictionaries
14 52
Topics: English language -- Dictionaries French, French language -- Dictionaries English, Medicine
Compilation of Viceroy cigarette commercials.
( 2 reviews )
Topics: tobacco, cigarette, advertising, television, filter, male, female
UCSF Tobacco Industry Videos
9,321
4
3
Newport cigarette commercial.
( 3 reviews )
Topics: tobacco, cigarette, advertising, television, menthol cigarette, male
Compilation of Winston, Salem and Camel cigarette commercials.
( 2 reviews )
Topics: tobacco, cigarette, television, advertising, male, menthol cigarette
14
Topic: Plant names, Popular
University of Toronto - Gerstein Science Information Centre
by Treves, Frederick, Sir, 1853-1923
8,915
2
0
14
Topics: Merrick, Joseph Carey, 1862-1890, Physicians -- Correspondence, reminiscences, etc,...
Compilation of Camel cigarette television commercials from the 1960s including "I'd Walk a Mile for a Camel," "They're Not for Everybody," and "Drop Everything." Also sponsorship of McHales Navy, Hawk, American Sportsman, and Bonanza.
( 2 reviews )
Topics: tobacco, cigarette, television, advertising, cigarette packaging, male, filter, sports sponsorship,...
UCSF Tobacco Industry Videos
8,126
2
6
Compilation of Alpine cigarette commercials.
( 6 reviews )
Topics: tobacco, cigarette, menthol cigarette, filter, advertising, television
University of Toronto - Gerstein Science Information Centre
by Ukers, William Harrison, 1873-
7,873
3
0
14
Topic: Coffee
( 1 reviews )
Topics: Biochemistry, Bromides, Biochemistry, Bromides
Originally published in 1652 under title: The English physician
( 2 reviews )
Topics: Materia medica, Botany, Medical, Herbs
University of Toronto - Gerstein Science Information Centre
by Italy. Direzione generale della sanità pubblica
7,709
0
0
At head of title: Ministero dell'interno, Direzione della sanità pubblica
Topic: Pharmacopoeias
14
Topics: Health resorts -- Europe, Mineral waters -- Europe, Hydrotherapy -- Europe
14
Topic: Medicine, Ayurvedic
University of Toronto - Gerstein Science Information Centre
by Merck, E. (Emanuel); E. Merck (Firm)
7,303
0
1
"Vorwort zur zweiten Auflage" signed E. Merck
( 1 reviews )
Topics: Chemicals, Drugs, Materia medica
TV News reports about the introduction and test marketing of Premier cigarette brand by R. J. Reynolds.
Topics: tobacco, cigarette, television, safer cigarette, cigarette design, secondhand smoke
Includes index
Topic: Medicine
Compilation of Viceroy cigarette television commercials all with the jingle "Viceroy's Got the Taste That's Right."
( 5 reviews )
Topics: tobacco, cigarette, television, advertising, gender, filter
14
Topic: Medicine
Compilation of Camel cigarette commercials from the late 1940s to early 1950s including actors, singers, doctors and sports stars giving testimonials and the "30 Day Camel Test" and the "T-Zone." A few segments in the middle are silent. Click Here to View Part 1 Click Here to View Part 2
( 1 reviews )
Topics: tobacco, cigarette, television, advertising, health care provider, sports sponsorship, gender
Typewritten text of medical subject matter, captured during the Vietnam War. Many hand-drawn illustrations. Additional handwritten notes. Untranslated. Author unknown.
Topics: medical, Vietnam, Vietnam War, journal, orthopedics, surgical
Compilation of animated and live action Winston commercials from 1954 to 1957, including "Winston Tastes Good Like a Cigarette Should."
( 3 reviews )
Topics: tobacco, cigarette, television, advertising, gender, filter, cigarette packaging
Compilation of Virginia Slims cigarette commercials.
( 2 reviews )
Topics: tobacco, cigarette, television, advertising, female
University of Toronto - Gerstein Science Information Centre
by Academia das Ciencias de Lisboa. Classe de Sciencias Moraes, Politicos e Bellas Letras (Segunda Classe)
6,812
1
0
Superseded by the academy's Boletim, q.v
University of Toronto - Gerstein Science Information Centre
by Dutt, Udoy Chand, Comp; Dutt, U.C; King, George
6,658
3
0
14
Topic: Pharmacy
14
Topics: Burial, Medical jurisprudence
University of Toronto - Gerstein Science Information Centre
by New Sydenham Society; Mayne, Robert Gray; Power, Henry, 1829-1911; Sedgwick, Leonard William
6,610
0
0
14
Topic: Medicine
Includes index
Topics: Electrohomeopathy, Homeopathy, Electrotherapeutics, Homeopathy, Electric Stimulation Therapy
14
Topic: Medicine -- Dictionaries
University of Toronto - Gerstein Science Information Centre
by College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario
6,528
0
0
Title varies: 1866-1953, The Ontario medical register
Topics: Physicians -- Ontario Directories, Surgeons -- Ontario Directories
14
Topics: Botany -- Dictionaries, Botany, Medical
9 14
Topic: Medicine -- History
Augustus C. Long Health Sciences Library
by Gray, Henry, 1825-1861; Spitzka, Edward Anthony, 1876-1922
6,400
1
1
( 1 reviews )
Topic: Anatomy
14
Topic: Physiology
Began with: Vol. 29 (July 5, 1902) = no. 744; ceased with: v. 104 (Apr. 1956)= no. 2251
Topic: Nursing
Added t.p., engraved
Topics: Monsters, Abnormalities, Human, Congenital Abnormalities
14 26 52
Topic: Botany
14
Topic: Medicine, Ayurvedic
University of Toronto - Gerstein Science Information Centre
by New Sydenham Society; Mayne, Robert Gray; Power, Henry, 1829-1911; Sedgwick, Leonard William
5,987
0
0
14
Topic: Medicine
The Medical Heritage Library
by Allen, Timothy Field, 1837-1902
5,973
0
0
Association: Burt J. Maycock
Topics: Homeopathy, Homeopathy, Materia Medica
14
Topics: Antiseptics, Disinfection and disinfectants, Food preservatives, cbk
14
Topics: Medicine -- Dictionaries, Medicine
University of Toronto - Gerstein Science Information Centre
by Pardo de Tavera, T. H. (Trinidad Hermenegildo), 1857-1925; Thomas, Jerome B. (Jerome Beers), 1867-
5,822
0
0
Translation of: Plantas medicinales de Filipinas
Topic: Medicinal plants -- Philippines
Compilation of Kool television commercials from the 1950s and 1960s and highlights of various Kool racing events held in the United States and Canada during the summer of 1997. Leader in between segments.
( 4 reviews )
Topics: tobacco, cigarette, television, advertising, filter, menthol cigarette, sports sponsorship
Augustus C. Long Health Sciences Library
by Jacobs, Philip P. (Philip Peter), 1879-1940; National Association for the Study and Prevention of Tuberculosis (U.S.)
5,762
0
0
Includes index
Topic: Tuberculosis Societies
Includes Conventions 44-49 1970-1981
Topic: Congresses and Conferences